§ Mr. Dunnachie
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will introduce legislation compelling Scottish local authorities to upgrade standards of hygiene in public toilets; and if he will make a statement.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
Islands and district councils have discretionary powers under section 26 of the Local Government and Planning (Scotland) Act 1982 to provide, equip and maintain fixed or moveable public conveniences in such places as appear to them to be suitable.
My right hon. and learned Friend has no plans to introduce legislation on standards of hygiene in such places.